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WinSlap 1.3

WinSlap v1.2

 

Swiftly configure a fresh Windows 10 installation with useful tweaks and antispy settings.


What exactly is WinSlap?
In short, WinSlap is a small Windows-only app that allows you to configure a fresh Windows 10 installation via various tweaks. For example, you can swiftly get rid of various features and aspects that can be considered as "bloat," and others that take advantage of your privacy a bit too freely.

However, before you use it, please read the following: as with all tools of this sort, there's no real guarantee that it will always work as intended. Some features might be disabled, others might not. Ultimately, you might crash your OS (even though we encountered no such problems during our tests).

Another aspect worth knowing is the fact that ALL CHANGES ARE MADE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Once a feature has been disabled, it's very difficult (especially for the average user) to revert it. Therefore, please think carefully before you use it.

How to apply tweaks
WinSlap is a remarkably straightforward application. All you need to do in order to disable various functions, features, and settings is to select them from the list, press the "Slap!" button, and wait until your PC restarts.

The most impressive thing about the app is definitely the number of provided tweaks. These tweaks are categorized into three main sections: Tweaks, Appearance, and Advanced.

Because there are too many to list here, we're just going to mention a few interesting ones from each section. In Tweaks, you can disable Cortana, disable Telemetry, uninstall OneDrive, disable background apps, disable Bing search, disable Start Menu suggestions, remove preinstalled apps, disable steps recorder, install .NET framework 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5, etc.

In Appearance, you can make the taskbar icons small, hide the TaskView button, hide OneDrive Cloud in File Explorer, disable Lockscreen blur, and many others.

The Advanced section is definitely the most hardcore section. It allows you to disable the keyboard block after clicking, disable Windows Defender, Link-local Multicast Name Resolution, Smart Multi-Homed Name Resolution, Web Proxy Auto-Discovery, Teredo tunneling, and Intra-site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol.

Conclusion
WinSlap is definitely a very interesting application, regardless of anyone agreeing with its purpose or not. We don't judge users who might want to use it, but we don't encourage them either, as using it doesn't come without various risks.

 

Features

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Tweaks

  • Disable Shared Experiences
  • Disable Cortana
  • Disable Game DVR and Game Bar
  • Disable Hotspot 2.0
  • Don't include frequently used folders in Quick access
  • Don't show sync provider notifications
  • Disable Sharing Wizard
  • Show 'This PC' when launching File Explorer
  • Disable Telemetry
  • Uninstall OneDrive
  • Disable Activity History
  • Disable Background Apps
  • Disable automatically installing Apps
  • Disable Feedback dialogs
  • Disable Start Menu suggestions
  • Disable Bing search
  • Disable password reveal button
  • Disable settings sync
  • Disable startup sound
  • Disable autostart startup delay
  • Disable location
  • Disable Advertising ID
  • Disable Malware Removal Tool data reporting
  • Disable sending typing info to Microsoft
  • Disable Personalization
  • Hide language list from websites
  • Disable Miracast
  • Disable App Diagnostics
  • Disable Wi-Fi Sense
  • Disable lock screen Spotlight
  • Disable automatic maps updates
  • Disable error reporting
  • Disable Remote Assistance
  • Use UTC as BIOS time
  • Hide network from lock screen
  • Disable sticky keys prompt
  • Hide 3D Objects from File Explorer
  • Remove preinstalled apps except Photos, Calculator, Store
  • Update Windows Store Apps
  • Prevent preinstalling apps for new users
  • Unpin preinstalled apps
  • Disable Smart Screen
  • Disable Smart Glass
  • Remove Intel Control Panel from context menus
  • Remove NVIDIA Control Panel from context menus
  • Remove AMD Control Panel from context menus
  • Disable suggested apps in Windows Ink Workspace
  • Disable experiments by Microsoft
  • Disable Inventory Collection
  • Disable Steps Recorder
  • Disable Application Compatibility Engine
  • Disable pre-release features and settings
  • Disable camera on lock screen
  • Disable Microsoft Edge first run page
  • Disable Microsoft Edge preload
  • Install .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5
  • Enable Windows Photo Viewer
  • Uninstall Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Disable security questions for local accounts
  • Disable app suggestions (e.g. use Edge instead of Firefox)
  • Remove default Fax printer
  • Remove Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Disable clipboard history
  • Disable cloud sync of clipboard history
  • Disable automatic update of speech data
  • Disable handwriting error reports
  • Disable cloud sync of text messages
  • Disable Bluetooth advertisements

Appeareance

  • Add This PC shortcut to desktop
  • Small taskbar icons
  • Don't group tasks in taskbar
  • Hide Taskview button in taskbar
  • Hide People button in taskbar
  • Hide search bar in taskbar
  • Remove compatibility item from context menu
  • Hide OneDrive Cloud states in File Explorer
  • Always show file name extensions
  • Remove OneDrive from File Explorer
  • Delete quicklaunch items
  • Use Windows 7 volume control
  • Remove Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut
  • Disable Lockscreen Blur
  • Hide Meet Now icon in taskbar

Software

  • Install Mozilla Firefox
  • Install Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Install VLC media player
  • Install Telegram
  • Install StartIsBack++

Advanced

  • Precision Trackpad: Disable keyboard block after clicking
  • Disable Windows Defender
  • Disable Link-local Multicast Name Resolution
  • Disable Smart Multi-Homed Name Resolution
  • Disable Web Proxy Auto-Discovery
  • Disable Teredo tunneling
  • Disable Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol

 

v1.3

    change supported windows 10 version to 20H2 (2009)
    fix tweaks causing errors on latest windows version
    don't remove snip & sketch when uninstalling preinstalled apps
    don't remove graphics control panel software when uninstalling preinstalled apps
    new feature: update windows store apps
    new feature: hide meet now icon in task bar
    fixed: remove microsoft edge shortcut from desktop

 

 

Homepage https://github.com/svenmauch/WinSlap

 

Download https://github.com/svenmauch/WinSlap/releases/download/v1.3/WinSlap.exe

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This is a very useful program. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to programs that block Windows telemetry, restore privacy settings, and clean up bloat in the OS.

 

This program has a small GUI, it's easy to use, and it works. There are a lot of options and it covers a wide range of settings. Thank you for sharing this app. I hope others will see its potential like I do. :) 

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